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Jan 13, 2010 2:00pm EST
minister tells sky news the death toll could top 100,000. the united states and united nations are reluctant to confirm that we're just now getting our first aerial pictures in. the united states has sent choppers now flying over port-au-prince. as you're seeing here, you're looking at some of the damage. again, we're told port-au-prince is the main epicenter of the damage where buildings have collapsed. especially dangerous these concrete buildings where the roofs themselves were made out of concrete cinder block. when they fall in they cause devastating injury and damage. in many of the slums, the shelters are mostly lean tos, flimy. jeff rossen monitoring from new york. year getting aerial pictures in, the first we're seeing. let's talk about the estimates. if you have the president predicting 100,000 -- >> one of the senators said 500,000. >> any way to confirm that? >> u.s. officials believe, of course, this is a catastrophe. i don't think there's any question about that. they don't believe the numbers will be that high. what's tough about this situation, especially in these c
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2010 4:00pm EST
the ground, counterterrorism officials on the ground in the united states were alerted to the name abdulmutallab on that flight manifest and they were going to question him when he landed at detroit. well, if his name was there, and it alerted them to the point that they were going to actually drag him aside and question him, why in fact was he then permitted to get on the plane in the first place. it was said he wasn't on the no-fly list. then why would those authorities want to question him when he landed in the u.s. it will be interesting to hear what the president has to say about that today. >> and jim, that very point suggests that there's an issue as far as, yes, trying to track people in the united states. they want to ask them questions when they meet with customs agents and whatnot once they land. it was almost as if they thought, well, that might be the problem, not that he might actually try to be a problem while he's trying to get here. >> reporter: that's right. one of the questions that intel people are asking is, if they thought that -- if he was a person of concern
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 2:00pm EST
nurses are preparing, more than 3400 registered nurses from across the united states are volunteering after a call went out by that nation's largest nurse's organization, national nurses united working on a plan to get the first group of health professionals into haiti. >>> faa put a stop to american flights leaving the united states to head to port-au-prince at least temporarily. there are too many planes circling the island and not enough air traffic control to bring them in. more on that story from peter alexander. how long are they expecting to keep these planes in the united states grounded. >> the faa right now to try to gather new information. we know it's going to last until 2:00 p.m. eastern time, right now. one of the problems is overcrowding at that airport. i guess the best way to put it, there's not enough people to get everything off the tarmac now. the military flights with generators, water purifying pills, medicine, they have the priority to land. at one point there are 11 flights circling the island, the nation with really no place to go. one of the fears is because
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 3:00pm EST
trying to help the united states greatly leading the way here without haiti having an effective government, you have to have someone, it seems to be the u.s., get control of this and make sure these supplies get out to those people. still ahead, more on the crisis in haiti. we're going to talk with an american doctor trying to get in touch with family in the disaster zone and on their way to help. >> plus we're also keeping an eye on the other news today. there's new intelligence that suggests al qaeda may be planning another attack against the united states. former homeland security secretary tom ridge will join us. you're watching msnbc. i've set up this simulation so that we, the donalds, can practice against the mannings before the big race. great idea. terrific. [ splash ] you just lose to a piece of cardboard. ♪ and over probably isn't giving results you want. introducing neosporin ® lip health™. shown to restore visibly healthier lips in just three days. new neosporin ® lip health™. rethink your lip care. >>> democrats in congress back at the white house this hour
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2010 2:00pm EST
the house democratic leader and he asked me to consider to run for the united states senate seat in the state of north dakota. i asked him very point-blank, is this an official ask. he says, yes, it is. i'm flattered. i'm honored. i can't say that i'm even considering it right now. >> but he didn't say he's not considering it. so you want to be sure to stay tuned for "the ed show," tonight at 6:00 p.m. eastern. we know that ed is going to interview senator byron dorgan, who, again, announced he will not seek another re-election to the senate. 6:00 p.m. on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> oh, he's back. rush limbaugh returned to the airwaves today for the first time since a heart scare sent him to the hospital in hawaii. from the sound of things, he's fully recovered. >> boy, am i glad to be back. and folks, have you noticed what happened? my first day back, how many democrats have now quit? how many democrats have -- five or six. five or six have said no mas. no mas. there will be more. we'll talk about that. >> oh, yes. rush limbaugh takes a break and democrats throw in the towel
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2010 4:00pm EST
the united states of america to be what it has always been. and that is, a leader, the leader when it comes to a clean energy future. and that's exactly what this clean energy manufacturing initiative will help us do. >> here's why i think this is more challenging, because it leads to the question do people oppose president obama like yourself, do you not want the united states to be a lead officer. >> absolutely we want america to be a leader, in the economy. we want america to be a leader on energy, whether that's wind or solar or even exploring oil off the course of ghana, which i think president obama had an opportunity to really push for when he visited that country. the question is how do we get there. that's where republicans disagree. they'll stand up and disagree. i think that's absolutely proper. >> patrick murphy, does this get to the point if it was wrong for the bush administration to say you're either with us or against us in terms of fighting terrorists by whether you support iraq, isn't it also wrong for the obama administration to say if you're against my greens jobs
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2010 12:00pm EST
different points across the united states. they include the following ships, gopher state, the pet petersburg, and the cornhusker state as well as the cape may to give you a sense of what these ships are capable of doing or what their lift capacity is, one of them is a high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry, another one say crane ship, based in norfolk, virginia. yet another crane ship and then an offshore petroleum discharge tanker in california and cape may is a sea barge clipper class vessel, essentially it is a characteristic cargo barge and also can carry huge sections of causeway. so, the u.s. maritime administration now dispatching five more ships to haiti to help with this massive relief effort. back to you. >> tom costello in washington with the latest. thank you, tom. >>> bringing in food, water and medicine to the earthquake victims, of course you've heardb it's been a logistical nightmare and humanitarian workers have been xlining that deliveries are falling far short of the overwhelming demand. joining us from skype out of haiti is maggie boyer. we keep hearing about t
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2010 10:00am EST
anywhere in the lower united states, lower 48 that is, the weather pattern stopped. what have you today is likely what you're going to experience the next four, five days in a row because the weather pattern literally has come to a halt. we're going to see snow on and off the next 48 hours. 6 to 12 inches from bangor, maine, through burlington, portland, maine up to six inches. boston, we knocked you down a little bit. we are thinking three to sixt now it looks probably more or less two to four. the other big thing is the temperatures. i want to put this in perspective. this morning, fargfargo, north dakota h. a record low of 34 degrees. negative 34 is cold. to put it in perspective, if you put an icicle on your front porch, would you have to warm it up 66 degrees to melt that piece of ice. that's how cold it was in the morning plains. think of the movie "fargo" when you think about this. it hasn't improved with windchill warnings in duluth. you live in duluth, you're hardy. you're used to bad winters. you're seeing one today. even as far south as san antonio, texas, the windchill
MSNBC
Jan 1, 2010 7:00am EST
survived. he is the key player now in the islamic war against the united states. he is now taking over essentially a key position that has previously been ouheld by zawahiri. >> the yemen government upset about the information not shared by the united states government what do you make of the apparent lack of cooperation? >> it's dot ye protest too much by the yemeni government. they don't have a central authority and they haven't always acted in unison with u.s. interests. i don't necessarily fault the u.s. with not sharing intel. there may be other reasons for not sharing it. one, fearing it might leak to terrorists themselves. the yemeny government knows full well the scores of british, american and other students studying in madras schools and they don't need the u.s. government to deny these people visas. >> the reports that the president wanted on reports yesterday. intelligence agencies compiling information. is there a key question you want answered right away? >> who makes it is decision for elevating from somebody to a watchlist to a no-fly list who is responsible for the fus
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 2:00pm EST
extension of or creech of the congress of the united states. >> yeah. you say, ben, that you don't think it matters much anyway. most people will be looking for something else to watch or something else to do? >> this is not an era where long speeches are the primary way people get their information, make up their mind. there have been a lot of long speeches in the administration and haven't been really moving the dial. >> thank you. >>> a quick program note, 5:00 a.m. "hardball," 7:00, "the ed show," 7:00 "hardball." then stay tuned for state of the union, live coverage, count down at 10:30 p.m. followed by the rachel maddow show. keep it here on msnbc. my big questions on what we'll see on the state of the union, will the president focus on policy or politics. can obama return to bipartisanship work? i'm skeptical. what does he say to those that don't support him. online we've been talking about that, what you want to hear from the president. if you don't support him, what you need to hear to change your mind. talk to me on facebook, twitter, e-mail, and i'll read responses throughout the
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 12:00pm EST
united states twice since this disaster unfolded 48 hours ago, both times outlining the logistical efforts on the part of the united states, military, civilian as well as regular citizens and ngos based in the united states and calling for a compassionate response on the part of the american people outlining any number of times numbers you can call. visit whitehouse.gov if you're interested in giving any money. after you get over the search and rescue effort over the next 72 hours, both the president and first lady in comments today have said this will take months if not years to rebuild port-au-prince and the surrounding areas as well. $1 million the president says the u.s. will start now towards haiti. he is calling for more and leaves no doubt of the fact that it's going to require much more than that. today he appeared flanked by secretary clinton, by others, admiral mullen, who will be instrumental in this. the president also, from a public relations standpoint had the first lady made comments earlier today at the labor department. he is going to be calling on his immediate pr
MSNBC
Jan 13, 2010 12:00pm EST
haiti will have the full support of the united states in the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble. and to deliver the humanitarian relief, the food, water, and medicine that haitians will need in the coming days. >> nbc's mike viqueira joins us now from the white house with more on what the president had to say. mike, it is clear this white house wants to have a very swift reaction to this humanitarian crisis. certainly putting forward they are on top of this situation. what specifically can they do in coordinating this effort there? >> well, they are outlining a vigorous response and the initial hours we are only some 20 hours since the moment of the earthquake late yesterday in port-au-prince. with the chaos and confusion, some of the ghastly images we are already seeing coming out of port-au-prince, the u.s. is trying to mobilize but it is having -- going to have to happen relatively quickly. trying to get a massive amount of assets down there. you heard the briefers at the state department today talking about the lack of communication. yes, the carrier carl
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2010 12:00pm EST
enemies to have no doubt, whatever divisions and differences may exist in washington, the united states of america stands as one to defend our country. absolutely. it's that same spirit of bipartisanship that made it possible for me to sign a bill that was co-sponsored by senator mccain and members of congress here today. we've stood together on behalf of our nation's veterans. together we passed the largest increase in the va's budget to provide better access and medical care for those who serve in uniform. some of you also joined democrats in supporting a credit card bill of rights and in extending unemployment compensation to americans who are out of work. some of you joined us in stopping tobacco companies from targeting kids, expanding opportunities for young people to serve our country and helping respond homeowners stay in their homes. so, we have a track record of working together. it is possible. but, john, as you mentioned, on some very big things we've seen party line votes that -- i'm just going to be honest -- were disappointing. let's start with our efforts to jump-start the
MSNBC
Jan 23, 2010 11:00am EST
attacks against the united states. this is a vague warning from intelligence reports, nothing firm at all, alex. >> all right, tom aspell in london. tom, thanks. >>> we are following some new and incredible developments in haiti. more survivors pulled from the rubble ten days after that devastating earthquake, but after those amazing rescues, the haitian government and the united nations say the search-and-rescue phase for survivors is now over. nbc's michelle kosinski is live for us in port-au-prince with more. so, michelle, with another good morning to you, it's a tough pill to swallow for many, because even just yesterday you had these two pulled alive from the debris, and now today a different focus. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. i mean, every day we're just in disbelief, almost, to hear about these rescues. they have happened every single day since the quake. we're waiting to see if somebody might be found alive today, maybe by a group of local people digging by hand. it just continues to defy the imagination. and when you hear a 21-year-old man yesterday, an 84-year-old woman p
MSNBC
Jan 2, 2010 11:00am EST
buchanan. pretend you're president of the united states. you're going into the situation room. where are you pointing the finger? what question are you asking? >> i don't know you point the finger but the questions you ask are what peter and i were talking about in the last segment, in go down the list of things this fella, he gets on board. he doesn't have any luggage. he's paying in cash. there are reports he was in yemen. there are cia reports. he's -- he's got no visa to just say -- would i ask him, look, here's all of the information. why did this not come up on some computer to at least give this guy a second look before he got on any airliner? as the president i think said this morning, there was human failure and there was system failure. so i think i would start around -- start with that particular question and go around the table. >> and if you go around the table, peter, and it's clear that somebody dropped the ball on this, does the president need to -- and i asked this question of chuck todd -- have some heads roll? >> you know, i think the question is what did people do, wh
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2010 11:00am EST
and the united states before he committed the ultimate betrayal. nbc's jim maceda is in kabul, afghanistan, with more. jim, what's been the reaction as we learn more about this man's background and what he apparently had planned? >> reporter: well, that's interesting, tamron, because he is a shadowy figure but he certainly was not an unknown figure. i'll explain why in a second. the details are emerging. they're not coming officially from the cia. the cia is still not speaking out about it but we're hearing from unnamed sources past and present officials that the gentleman we're talking about, this individual's name is a mouthful. a 36-year-old jordanian doctor by trade from the hometown of abu musaab al zarqawi, the iraqi leader back in 2006. now he was, again, well known. he was a leading fundamentalist blogger on a number of al qaeda websites and went by another name. he was arrested by jordanian intelligence. he was already known on those blogs. he was believed by the jordanian intelligence to have been flipped by them, sent into afghanistan and into pakistan as an informa
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2010 2:00pm EST
president of the united states takes on all comers. in the wake of that, we're going right now to baltimore, the renaissance hotel where eric cantor is speaking. let's take a listen to what he says in the wake of the president addressing house republicans. >> begin to open their doors and invite republicans to participate in a discussion like we just had. obviously we heard differences, and there are differences. but as the leader just said, there are some things we agree upon. offshore drilling seems to be one that came up several times in there as well as the construction of clean nuclear plants of let's go ahead and do those things. let's do the things we can agree upon, set aside, perhaps, the things the president believes in that we philosophically don't. but if there's some common ground we ought to go ahead forward with those. i look forward to house leadership on the other side of the aisle follows the lead of the president and we can begin to see progress towards making things happen for the american people. >> let me say house republicans leaders are grateful for the pre
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2010 2:00pm EST
government to realize the message they are sending to every other united states citizen, when these kids come and they want to do mission programs and they go to their parents and say mom, dad, i want to reach out. i want to help across the world. i think that there's a real good chance here that the parents are going to say no way. look what happened to those lynn university students. they never came home. and nobody went there to help them. we didn't give it our all. i think lit have a long-term effect on the state of our humanitarian missions in the future. >> there are those that suggest that this is now a recovery effort and not a rescue effort. i wonder did a. >> 2340, no, no, no. it is not a recovery operation. they hear tapping. they hear tapping. the troops -- the rescue effort is still there. we are not giving up. our government needs to get down there and needs -- many, many days yet of recovery operation looking for survivors. there are survivors in that building. if they hear tapping, there is someone in there tapping and i want to know who it is. and get them the hell out o
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2010 12:00pm EST
disciplined. that's not going to happen. why? number one, the president of the united states, the leader of the party, the most important figurehead, says he accepts reid's apology, and doesn't feel anything more should occur. african-american community seems to have accepted reid's apology, is not pressing for him to be subjected to anything else. and, lastly, the leadership in both parties is standing behind him. so, those three portions of the party solidly in support of harry reid, it doesn't look like much will occur. keep in mind, even if you want to get procedural, harry reid does control what comes to the floor, being the leader of the democratic party in the senate. so, it remains unclear how much exactly, if someone like russ feingold wanted to censure or something of that sort, how much they could possibly do. >> a lot has been said about the double standard between the democrats and republicans when it comes to the topic of race, specifically referring back to then senator trent lott and the comments he made about strom thurman at the time. this weekend the republican national c
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 2:00pm EST
administration should give undocumented haitians in the united states the simple thing they desperately want, not charity but the chance to work. and there is a movement under way to do that. that editorial brings the immigration question to the fore, some people trying to make it political. >> certainly rush limbaugh is trying to do that. take a look at the comments he made this week on his radio show. >> this will play right into obama's hands, humanitarian, compassionate. they will use this to burnish their, how we say, credibility with the black community, both light skinned and dark skinned black community in this country. it's made to order for him. that's why could not wait to get out there. could not wait to get out there. >> joining us now to discuss this from new york, the visual op-ed columnist for "new york times." and ross, let me start with you, as the man of the right in this discussion. help me understand what rush limbaugh is all about. that was pretty disgusting to hear that. i think a lot of people listen to that and wonder, how could you talk like that in a moment like th
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2010 9:00am EST
, alternative energy, going some 183 companies across the united states. that comes from the stimulus package. and the administration estimate that's going to cost -- that will result in 17,000 jobs. they say with a lot of private sector partnerships and private sector capital, tens of thousands of more jobs could result. still, a drop in the bucket, but the white house and democrats hoping to turn the conversation back to all they're trying to do to turn the economy around and turn the unemployment rate around in a downward direction, alex. >> okay. mike from the white house. thanks, mike. >>> for more on the job report including an interactive that will show you the changes in unemployment of the past three years you can head to our website, msnbc.com. >>> new this morning, a pakistani television station is airing a video of a man it claims is the double agent who killed cia employees in afghanistan. al jazeera says this footage shows human abu al balawi standing alongside the leader telling jihadists to avenge the deaths of pakistan's previous taliban chief, killed by a missile strike. nbc
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 3:00pm EST
south com, major bourland, united states air force, they haven't heard from him. he was in that montana hotel as well. >> senator, we've been putting on the screen the number of haitian americans who live in your state. what have you been hearing from your constituents about their concerns and their fears with each passing hour? >> well, the american people are very generous and they have come forth. but now the trauma that has happened is only going to get worse as the reality sets in of how devastated haiti is and how long this process of recovery after they finish the search and rescue. those dogs are in that rubble right now trying to find people that are still alive. once we get through that, the recovery, david, is going to be so long and so difficult in a country that has no infrastructure. it is just unbelievable. >> senator nelson, thank you so much for your time. we also thank you for being there to comfort those being treated in your state right now. we greatly appreciate your talking to us right now. thank you. >> thank you. >> coming up, we'll be joined by someone w
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2010 9:00am EST
haiti and enter the united states. >> i'm willing to do anything, whatever it takes to get her out. >> reporter: every day they're at the airport hoping to be on the next flight out to begin their new life in america together. ron allen, nbc news, port-au-prince. >>> and in just a moment, witness to disaster, we're going to speak with two filmmakers who were working on a documentary at the time of the earthquake and take a look at some of the key images they caught on video. >>> remember, stay with us all day and night for our extended coverage of the relief and recovery in haiti. >>> let's go now to a look at some of the other stories making news this morning. >>> from iraq, saddam hussein's cousin the man known as chemical ali was convicted today of crimes against humanity. he will be hanged for a poison gas attack on a town that killed 5,000 people. >>> president obama heads to massachusetts today to campaign for democrat martha coakley. she is trying to win the senate seat of the late ted kennedy. with two days before the election, the race has become a virtual dead heat there.
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 2:00pm EST
flights to the united states. there have been concerns about specific countries in africa, for example, nigeria, that didn't have or don't have as good and robust a screening apparatus as you would have the in the european union. that is going to have to be more of an issue that the tsa addresses one or one unilaterally with the countries trying to improve security at the disembarkment point. in the case of africa, keep in mind many of those flights travel through europe and on over to america. so you do have the possibility of a secondary screening in transit there in europe and amsterdam, brussels, frankfurt, paris to name just a few. >> thank you, tom, as always. >>> a city funded guide book intended to help heroin addicts use the drug safely. take a look. the pamphlet entitled "take charge, take care" offers tips on how to avoid an overdose as well as how to prepare and inject drugs. a top drug enforcement official calls the guide a step by step instruction on how to inject a poison. the city's department of health and mental hygiene printed the copies. the goal is to promote healt
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2010 2:00pm EST
contract to the people of connecticut. one year from this week our state will have a new united states senator. in the meantime we have important work to do. >> joining us now live, economics reporter for cq politics.com. thanks so much for joining us. there's kind of two ways to look at this. on one hand chris dodd is a lame duck. he can't do anyone else any more favors. on the other hand, this is sort of a swan's song, the way for him to really leave a legacy. which do you think the dominate? >> it's pretty much the topic of debate for everybody around here right now what it's going to be. behind closed doors there have been complaints from industry sources, from republican, even democratic colleagues that everything that senator dodd was doing was politically motivated in some type of way to prop up his numbers, poll numbers. now that's gone. i think a lot of people are optimistic that this retirement, political ramifications aside might get the spark that gets financial regulation, an overhaul in the senate moving. >>> it's interesting because you have the political watchers saying on one
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST
have been very few such claims. >>> a woman loaded on to the plane bound to the united states, 23-year-old cora lee mebbs was trapped under rubble and sustained injures. >> i think she was trapped around for an hour. it lasted an hour. fortunately, the building where she was collapsed in part, so some other people were -- that were there were able to rescue her very quickly. >> mevs family was able to arrange a private air ambulance to fly her to florida for treatment. >>> getting orders to set sail for haiti. they work on the "uss comfort," the u.s. military's floating hospital. nurses, doctors and technicians is to provide medical and surgical care, expected to arrive by next thursday. nbc's peter alexander is tracking the entire american relief response. so, what's ahead? >> an overwhelming task they face right now. as you just noted, chairman of the joint chiefs, admiral mike mullen hopes to have 9,000 or 10,000, 1,000 on the ground by the end of today. there are six more search and rescue teams. we're beginning to move in there today. let's put up on your screen where exactly the
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2010 9:00am EST
are left over when industry leaves in parts of the united states and major cities. and dealing with abandoned mines as wom well. the president has talked and let it be known there's going to be a three-year discretionary freeze on many programs but with some prominent exceptions including mandatory spending programs like medicare, medicaid, defense spending, those programs that deal with security, a massive part of the federal budget deficit. it's said only 17% of the budget deficit is going to be exposed, 17% of the budget is going to be exposed to some of this spending freeze and republicans are saying look it's a drop in the bucket, it's not enough and democrats, including right up to speaker pelosi have said, why are you exempting the defense department. some of these programs should be cut as well. it's always a big fight, a big ritual surrounding the budget drop. it happens tomorrow morn across town at the government printing office, alex. >> timing of one of these reports, seems that the u.s. is increasing its anti-missile capability in the gulf to counter arraign yan iranian
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2010 10:00am EST
supplies. right after i had that report i got several e-mails from doctors in the united states who said we're on our way, we're trying to get in, we're either stuck in new york, washington, santo domingo. but let the people know we're on our way trying to make it in. they actually asked for addresses to some of the border hospitals where they need immediate attention. i really believe if these doctors showed up they'd be put to work immediately because they do need trained professionals. a lot of these people aren't doctors, they're medics but they're doing the best they can. >>> on the heels of that report, i'm joined by nbc news chief science correspondent robert bazell who is going to bring us the latest on the setting up of the hospitals, the influx of u.s. physicians, surgeons, nurses coming in. that's got to be a top priority for the u.s. right now. what are you seeing, bob? >> reporter: well, you were saying a logistical nightmare that just keeps continuing. all these helicopters that you hear behind me, maybe you see some of the troops, there's an enormous effort to just stuff t
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2010 11:00am EST
began yesterday. it was supposed to be broadcast on youtube but at the last minute the united states supreme court delayed their decision saying that the justices needed at least until tomorrow to decide if the broadcast can take place on youtube. >>> and medical marijuana is one step closer to being legal in new jersey today. the garden state's legislature passed the bill yesterday making it okay for people with doctor-approved medical conditions to use cannibus. it will be the strictest in the nation. >>> and for the first time today we're hearing from the florida teenager who was set on fire in a horrible attack last october. prosecutors just released an audio interview detectives recorded when 15-year-old nathan brewer from his hospital bed. the teenager described the details of the day he was doused with rubbing alcohol and was set on fire. three teenagers have been charged as adults in the attack and their attorneys declined to comment on the release that have very sad audio tape. three weeks since an 8-month-old baby disappeared. police believe that child is still alive
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2010 10:00am EST
earthquake victims. the president writes, quote, in times of tragedy the united states of america steps forward and helps. that is who we are. that is what we do. for decades, america's leadership has been founded in part on the fact we do not use our power to subjugate others. we use it to lift them up. at no time is that more true. if you are looking for a way to help, here are a couple ways to do it. and for a list of other organizations, help in haiti, log helphaiti.msnbc.com. >>> this afternoon president obama will commemorate martin luther king day by hosting a small group of african-american senior citizens and their grandchildren to talk about the legacy of the civil rights movement. this morning attorney general eric holder marked this day by volunteering with the youth services opportunities project. mr. holder and other volunteers served breakfast at the search of the epiphany in washington, d.c. again, all part of the legacy for that man, martin luther king jr. later this evening, president obama and first lady michelle obama, will honor dr. king at a let freedom ring
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Jan 25, 2010 12:00pm EST
the major conditions for al qaeda's war against the united states, is our support for israel. and i think it goes back to something i've said time and time again, which is that until we address the situation between israel and palestine, we won't be addressing one of the fundamental recruiting themes of al qaeda, which is the conflict there. >> matthew alexander, good to see you today. >> you're welcome. >>> navy s.e.a.l.s. have been in afghanistan and iraq since 9/11. how they get in shape for their convert missions. >>> plus the night tiger woods crashed his car outside his florida mansion, we'll talk to the reporter digging up the details. only one nation could create it. and that nation is...america. ♪ kraft singles. the american cheese. new tylenol cold rapid release gels day and night release medicine fast to relieve painful coughs, congestion and sore throats. so you can feel better. : could switching to geico, congestion and sore throats. 15% or more on car insurance?e you host: did the waltons take way too long to say goodnight? mom: g'night john boy. g'night mary ellen.
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Jan 31, 2010 10:00am EST
come together. the president -- he was the most liberal member of the united states senate. you don't get there by accident. if you look at the policies that we've seen over the course of this year from the administration and his democratic colleagues in congress, there are all these leftist proposals. >> reporter: well, there you go, alex. it is going to be a desperate struggle this election year. john boehner thinks he's got the chance to be the next speaker of the house come november. a 42-seat swing would be what it would take. >> okay, mike viqueira at the white house. thanks, mike. >>> well, president obama took a basketball break yesterday in a visit to the verizon center to see two top ten teams in action. georgetown and duke. there's a game for you. the president visited the on-air broadcasters and he added his own political twist to a basketball question. >> let me tell what you plan a is for khalid shaikh mohammed. khalid shaikh mohammed is going to meet justice and he's going to meet his maker? >> you know what? that's not the part of the segment we were going to bring to
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Jan 29, 2010 3:00pm EST
says one out of three people in the united states are obese. remember the german shepherd rescued from the river? he's headed back to his family. we now know his name is spikey. dramatic rescue played out during this hour and many local television stations in california carried this story live. apparently the owner did not see any of the coverage. she thought both her dogs were lost forever after her grandchildren left them out in the storm. then a friend called saying she saw spikey on television. animal control also found her other dog, a lab named polo. and both dogs are doing just fine. >>> up next, president obama rumbles with house republicans. the president made an appearance at the annual retreat and faced tough critics. the president had some of his own chastising to do as well. >>> a programming note, be sure to catch my new show, "shuster live." it premiers monday 3:00 p.m. eastern time right here on msnbc. when it comes to italian sauce, some people prefer this jar. but more people prefer this sauce. winner of the blind taste test. the sweet and savory taste of prego.
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Jan 23, 2010 10:00am EST
corresponds to the same threat level that the united states has had in place for the past few years, and it could be based on intelligence the u.s. and britain have been gathering in yemen, where al qaeda and the arabian peninsula may be planning further attacks on the west. alex? >> okay. and reports about female suicide bombers, what do you know about that? any definite details? >> nothing definite, alex. there's a vague warning that intelligence reports suggest that al qaeda may be training female suicide bombers to try and enter the u.s. but again, no firm evidence that we're being made aware of, at least, that any kind of attack like that is imminent, alex. >> okay. tom aspell in london. tommy, thank you for the update on that. >>> new this morning, the haitian government says the search-and-rescue phase for survivors of that catastrophic earthquake is now over. but just before making that announcement, rescue teams made an incredible story, two more people pulled alive from the rubble a full ten days after the quake hit. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in port-au-prince with m
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Jan 31, 2010 8:00am EST
, it's very high task. you know, we have to look -- the united states built a major interstate highway system in the 1950s. if we're going to do this it will take a lot of public money, dedicated revenue source like the gas tax pays for highways. if we're willing to pay for it it will be something to pay for itself down the line. >> thanks so much. we will see. >>> prince harry is on a three-day visit to the island of barbados hopes to raise money for his charity and the victims of the haiti earthquake. tom aspell is in london with more. what's the latest on this royal romp in barbados? >> well, good morning, alex. britain's prince harry, he's third in line to the thrown, he's been making his second official trip oversees this time to the caribbean island of barbados. the 25-year-old grandson of queen elizabeth visited a hospital in bridgetown to comfort children, a task he said was inspired by the charity work of his late mother, princess diana. >> follow in her footsteps. william and i will always try to achieve what she achieved in the short space of time she did. but i thin
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Jan 16, 2010 11:00am EST
have a friend in the united states of america. mr. president, thank you for giving me the chance to serve. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> thanks. >> first, i want to thank president obama for asking president bush and me to do this and for what i believe has been a truly extraordinary response on the part of the american government. because i've been working down there for nearly a year as the u.n. special envoy, i've been in constant touch with our people through the u.n. on the ground, and you know we lost a lot of our people there, the largest loss of life in the history of the united nations on a single day. the united states has been there from the beginning, and the military has been great, the response by the state department and aid has been great. i just can't say enough about it, and the people in haiti know it, and i'm grateful. secondly, i'd like to thank president bush for agreeing to do this and for the concern he showed for haiti. you know, before this happened, my foundation worked with the pepfar people on the aids problems in haiti and i saw how great they were
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Jan 14, 2010 10:00am EST
suggests al qaeda's planning an attack possibly here in the united states. we will have the breaking details just ahead. >>> hello, everybody, i'm david shuster live in new york. let's get the very latest on the situation on the ground in haiti. nbc's kerry sanders is at the airport in port-au-prince where a massive international relief effort is being staged. and kerry, what are you seeing right now? >> reporter: well, david, this is a makeshift ambulance here. americans are being evacuated out. nancy, who is from dallas, is among those who is evacuating out. first of all, your health, how are you? >> i have a pelvic problem but otherwise doing well. >> reporter: great. where were you when the buildings collapsed when the quake hit? >> we were in an eye clinic. >> reporter: so did anything collapse on you? >> oh, yes, a lot of concrete. a lot of concrete ceiling. >> reporter: how did you get dug out? >> several men finally took about two or three hours. two of our girls were completely covered. my upper body was still out. we have one critical, but she's doing good, getting good car
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Jan 3, 2010 10:00am EST
, including the president of the united states. >> the underlying theme is the intelligence capability is there, it's just there's something that's not working in terms of the analysis of it all. >> that's right. there have to be improvements in the system. it is an evolving system, and an evolving threat, david. general mclaughlin, the former head of the central intelligence agency, as well as the national security agency, was on "meet the press." he served under republican administrations, but he says the threat is constantly evolving. the terrorists are trying to stay ahead of law enforcement capabilities, of intelligence capabilities, of surveillance capabilities, and therefore a u.s. intelligence has to stay with them and develop their technologies and their human resources as well. to that end, david, the president has called a big face-to-face meeting upon his return from his hawaiian vacation. he is expected to leave tonight. tuesday here just behind me in the west wing of the white house in the situation room he'll meet with the heads of all relevant agencies trying to figure out
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Jan 4, 2010 3:00pm EST
through london from the united states, would the red flag be your passport? once you're in the airport in london, how would they know you came from nigeria. >> absolutely. first of all if you're transiting through the major airports, that would be the new protocol. that is already the protocol. we know the suspect transited through the netherlands in amsterdam went through secondary screening. he didn't go through extensive screening. now the new rules would apply saying you have to go through extensive screening. keep in mind this is what the tsa is expecting. some of these countries, i was just in brussels a few days ago, they actually require this already of flights inbound. not the americans, the belgians say we're putting this in place. you'll have in the case of european countries far more stringent security for all u.s. bound flights. that wouldn't surprise me at all. if you're coming from these specific countries that everybody on board goes through this enhanced security. >> fascinating detail. new world. 2010, new changes ahead. nbc's tom costello. tom, get yourself some water t
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Jan 3, 2010 11:00am EST
. a large section of the united states is dealing with a record blast of arctic air. >>> plus, the manhunt is over. the suspect in a thanksgiving day family massacre in florida is now in custody. we are live with the details on how police finally captured their man. >>> also, it is a wallet-draining experience at the gas pumps. how high will gas prices go in the new year? >>> and the must-see movies in the new year. will a lovable ogre's return to the big screen be worth watching? >>> good morning, everybody. i'm david schuster in for alex witt. welcome to msnbc sunday. it is 11:00 eastern time, 8:00 in the pacific. here's what's happening right now. >>> but first up, al qaeda threatening americans overseas. an active threat has forced the closure of the u.s. embassy in yemen. the british embassy has also been closed. the suspect in the christmas day plane bomb attempt said that he got his marching orders from al qaeda operatives in yemen and today all 500 u.s. embassy employees there have been instructed to stay away until further notice and to remain inside their homes as much as
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Jan 13, 2010 3:00pm EST
to us about the airport situation. we know that aid is here in the united states. people are ready to bring in supplies. can they even land at the airport? >> that's one of the difficulties here. the airport luckily infrastructure wise is okay. the runways are okay. the problem is the control tower suffered damage and there's also an air traffic control issue as well. flights on a limited basis can get in there. that's good news the airports weren't damaged and they saved many people. military flights can most likely get in there. remember, there's a danger because you can military helicopters, relief helicopters, small planes in the area with very limited air traffic control. you don't want to see some kind of air disaster over port-au-prince where more people are killed. so the airport is open. the u.n. says the airport is operating but on a very limited basis at this point. >> jeff rossen, thank you very much. >> much of haiti's national palace has been flattened. again the palace was considered one of the sturdiest buildings in port-au-prince. at the top before the quake hit on th
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Jan 1, 2010 10:00am EST
foreign locations for flights that are due here, bound here for the united states and, of course, also that intelligence review under way to take into account all of the different agencies and, david, they're all going to meet here tuesday in the situation room after the president returns from his vacation. the president is going to hear from them in person individually. david? >> speaking of the situation room, people may be confused. when we report on events, this bombing in pakistan, 40 killed at a volleyball tournament, how does information go from the situation room to the president? is there somebody who essentially represents the situation room with the president in hawaii, who keeps the president up to speed? >> reporter: the president has a full complement of staff with him in hawaii. of course another entity that has come under fire here was created after 9/11 by an upshot of the committee recommendations, the national terrorism center, that is supposed to assimilate all the information and connect the dots, a phrase we're hearing again in the last few days as we heard after
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Jan 3, 2010 9:00am EST
or get some sort of help in taking action against the united states? >> yeah. the saudis are very concerned about this, and it's one of the features of the area, nobody even knows exactly where the border is. some of the successes we've had have been through the saudis for taking this issue very seriously, trying to crack down on movement across the border, but it's even bigger than that because as you know there's also -- yemen is on the coast, the red seacoast, and there's all kinds of movement back and forth between yemen and the horn of africa. so it's a very difficult problem to contain, very porous borders, bad actors going back and forth, you name it, it's just a big problem. >> and mike viqueira mentioned the instability of the yemeni government there. how concerned are u.s. officials about the ability to -- of the yemen government to essentially crack down itself, or maybe even the inability to be able to take the resources of the united states and put them to good use in their own country? >> yeah. unfortunately, the central government controls the capital sana and that'
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Jan 22, 2010 10:00am EST
lynn university is demanding the united states do more to find the university's missing students and faculty. courtney hayes, britney, and they are sending a letter urging the government to find each american. the president of the university spoke about this yesterday. >> i join the families of the missing six contain a call of the whereabouts of the missing, the missing family member whether alive or dead must be returned to their loved ones. >> we spoke to the parents of the missing students early this week. they are also begging the government to step up the effort. president obama father to father, please send troops to the hotel montana. >> that man is len gengel, father of brittany and joins us by phone. len, your daughter's 20th birthday yesterday. i can't even imagine how difficult that was but how are you holding up? >> we're holding up, david. i want to thank you personally for getting that story out there. you folks have been wonderful. the american people need to understand this isn't just about the six missing lynn university people. this is -- there's 100 americans,
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Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
united states government cites an active al qaeda threat. the suspect in the christmas day plane bomb attempt says he got his marching orders from al qaeda in yemen, an emerging front in the war on terror. we've learned general david petraeus paid a surprise visit to yemen meeting with yemeni officials and meeting with u.s. military commanders. petraeus says the united states will double counterterrorism aid to yemen this year. >>> president obama set to return to washington tomorrow ahead of a tuesday meeting with top national security officials on the series of failures that allowed the bomb suspect to board a plane, armed with explosives. joining us now live richard wolf, an msnbc political analyst. richard, the developments in gemmen are intriguing regardless of what's fueling them. let's go through the possibilities. general petraeus meets with yemeni leaders yesterday. today they decide to announce there's an active al qaeda threat. is it possible that maybe this is because general petraeus meetings with yemeni leaders did not go as well as he had hoped? >> it's possible, but th
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Jan 4, 2010 4:00pm EST
united states from overseas, all passengers from or traveling through 14 countries considered high risk are to receive full-body patdowns and have their carry-on luggage opened and inspected. that includes nigeria, where abdulmutallab is from, and yemen, where he told the united states authorities he was trained by al qaeda operatives. also on the list, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan and saudi arabia. plus, iran, syria, sudan and cuba considered state sponsors of terrorism. chuck shumer said if officials in those countries do not do their part in screening for threats, u.s. carriers should not fly there. >> the terrorists are smart. they know where security is good. they know where security is lax. and of course, they seek the weakest link. >> joining us from washington is nbc's tom costello. tom, let me ask you, have you heard any reaction from the comments made by senator schumer, especially from the airline industry? >> no, not yet. let's keep in mind that the airlines themselves have been pressing for tough security over the years. this is not like the airlines want to go without secur
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Jan 29, 2010 10:00am EST
osama bin laden blaming the united states and others for global warming. the voice is apparently calling for the world to boycott american goods and stopping, quote, the wheels of the american economy. nbc has not been able to verify if the voice is, in fact, bin laden's. >>> also developing now there is a growing chance that the obama administration may move the trial of mastermind of 9/11 out of manhattan. they announced khalid shaikh mohammed and others would be tried just blocks from the world trade center, not too far from here. at first new york city mayor michael bloomberg supported the plan but he changed his mind this week. >> the federal government could find a site that didn't cost a billion dollars, which using downtown will, and it will also impact traffic and commerce and people's lifestyles downtown and it would be great if we didn't do it. >> that prompted three other hig high-profile new york democrats, senators charles schumer, gillibrand to make their concerns public. last night a justice department official told nbc news that it is looking into contingency plans. we'l
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Jan 26, 2010 10:00am EST
shows the united states will be running a $1.350 billion deficit this year. under the president's plan $447 billion in spending would be targeted. that accounts for about 17% of the total budget. the freeze is designed to save $250 billion over the next decade. and the spending crackdown would be limited to discretionary items, money for the military, homeland security and veterans programs would not be affected. this new effort to rein in spending comes as president obama and the white house redirects their attention to jobs, fiscal discipline and the economy ahead of his first state of the union speech tomorrow. in an interview with abc's diane sawyer, the president said he realizes that there may be a price to pay for making the tough decisions. >> i'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. and i believe that. there's a tendency in washington to think that our job description of elected officials is to get re-elected. that's not our job description. >> talking points memo senior reporter kristina joins us live from the white house. kristi
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Jan 20, 2010 10:00am EST
be participate of that process. so i urge the president of the united states, i urge my colleagues, now 59 of them, to say, stop. start from the beginning. sit down and work for america. do what's been done in the past, time after time after time. where we sit down and negotiate in good faith efforts. so far that has not happened despite the promises that the president made during his campaign. so i urge my colleagues together to say we've got to stop this process. we've got to stop this unsavory sausage making chicago style that's been going on and we have to sit down and open a honest negotiations with the american people and fix the health care problem which we can do together and that's what the american people wanted to do. again, i thank my colleague from north dakota. i yield the floor. >> senator john mccain on the floor of the u.s. senate. again the key word there was good faith. a lot of democrats, even those at the white house, don't believe the republicans negotiated in good faith and see too many republicans as interested just in accumulating political power by killing
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Jan 2, 2010 7:00am EST
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